L'uomo che ride
Never have I read a novel so beautifully constructed, lovingly constructed, with plots and sub-plots diverging and meeting repeatedly so masterfully, so surprising but at the same time, all parts seem so necessary.
The story deals a romantic time in England, with nobles, common people, and some people who belong in both of those worlds. A core group is the Comprachicos, a gypsy-like and multi-ethnic people who lived as mountebanks, poachers, smuggling, and who practiced mutilati...more
As it is here, with L'homme qui rit. Gorgeous, gor...more
Loro salpano verso la tempesta, custodi di un terribile segreto, lui verso la sua nuova vita.
Non è certo un libro che si legge facilmente, almeno nella prima parte.
Hugo lo riempie di nozioni storiche e scientifiche utili a contestualizzare i modi di vivere, il periodo storico, i personaggi e le differenze tra i ceti sociali, riferimenti a miti greci, filosofi e frasi in latino. Molte di queste nozioni richiedono una cultura che io...more
نموذج كامل للرواية المثالية... لغة بسيطة.. سرد سريع و أحداث متلاحقة.. تطور نفسي للشخصيات... صراعات داخلية في كل شخص بين السقوط للغواية و بين الصعود للكمال.. بين الاستسلام لليأس و بين الإيمان بالمستقبل..
بإختصار واحدة من أفضل ما قرأت بالفعل!
الرجل الضاحك هو ابن لأحد النبلاء تم اختطافه في صغره و تشويه وجهه ليعمل بعد ذلك كمهرج بسبب وجهه المشوه الذي يجعل وجهه مثيرا للضحك دائما.. حتى لو كان هو نفسه يبكي!
الرجل الضاحك يعيش مع فتاة عمياء و رجل مسن داخل عربة متنقلة يستخدمون...more
Somehow Hugo also manages to show us humans as the multi-dimensional things we are, responding banally to the storms and respits our souls encounter. We cannot help but despair when in trials, and think ourselves in hea...more
Mi preme partire mettendo subito in chiaro che non è un libro “facile”. Hugo è figlio del suo tempo e questo si mostra anche nei soliloqui , n...more
Two-year-old Fermain is sold to Comprachicos—a Hugo invention based on the Spanish word for child-buyers, who mutilate his face into that of a perpetually laughing clown and force him to exhibit himself for money as a carnival freak. He is abandoned eight years later and, while wandering through a snowstorm, happens across the corpse of a frozen woman clutc...more
In one hand you've got fantastic, brilliant, beautiful, poetic, epic and a long list of adjectives which would never be enough to describe well enough how awesome is his writing. Also, he's politically engaged and, when he wants, he can heartlessly portray the precarious lives of the poor, be it in England at the end of the 17th century or in France in the 1830s.
On the other hand, he can be very, very cheesy. Especially at the end....more
It is rare that a book speaks to the reader so intimately, as to be disclosing to them the inestimable secrets deeply concealed at the very core of their being. A book that speaks to the reader, it manages somehow to inject them – with an immersive raptness wholly complete – literarily into the narrative through the imaginative faculty. And yet, simultaneously, as the story is internalized, the reader shares (& most truly) the protagonist’s journey…reflecting u...more
There are synopsis' in the other reviews, so I won't rehash. I loved the layers of the story, the characters, and the masterful way Hugo threw out plot threads that you had no idea were important - until he ties them together (the (long and rambling) list of peers on Ursus' board, th...more
It's the story of man who goes from one extreme to the other, and not by his choosing. He's an amazingly complex character, as are many of the supporting char...more
It’s a tragic story which impressed me to the innermost of my heart. This book was read in one breath. The atmosphere of the book is tremendous, especially in the very end. After reading of this book it is impossible to remain indifferent. There is everything in this masterpiece. This novel touches upon such age-old subjects as love, friendship, sorrow, and many others.
Characters in the book are quite bright, everyone of them has his (her) own destiny and temper. Each characte...more
The novel uses its surroundings and characters with full regalia. Nothing feels out of place and I really feel for all of the characters...more
إنسانية فلسفية فيها الكثير من الحكمة
جونبلان الضاحك الباكي المهرج الذي أحب نور العمياء يجعلك تتعاطف معه وتصدق حيرته وتخبطه
كنت قيمتها بخمس نجوم لولا الصفحات التي فقدت والتي نسيها الشخص الذي نقل النسخة الورقية إلى الكترونية
هيغو كاتب جميل وسأود كثيرا لو أشاهد القصة تتحول إلى فيلم سينمائي
When, however, Hugo is focused on our main characters, there's not another writer - alive or dead - who can breathe life into them the way he does.